Community Fundraiser

Job Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Community Fundraiser to join the small but fast growing OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity ( The successful candidate will be responsible for generating leads, promoting our charity in the community and developing relationships with schools, community groups, sports groups and and other organisations in Yorkshire and beyond.

We’re looking for someone who can show passion for the charity, its mission and aims, and who looks beyond the job description to collaborate with other areas of the charity to ensure contacts made can be utilised.

You’ll be a talented communicator who can develop strong relationships with our donors, volunteers, and community partners. You’ll manage events, recruit volunteers and work closely with the charity manager and the trustees to ensure that all fundraising efforts are effective and also compliant with legal and ethical standards.



  • Generate and follow-up leads from community groups and organisations willing to fundraise with us
  • Develop relationships with schools and sports groups to increase the participation of players, pupils, coaches and staff in events and awareness campaigns
  • Manage and grow income from collection tins
  • Provide support for groups and individuals in their fundraising (t-shirts, collection tins, branding, event attendance etc)
  • Stewardship of fundraisers, nurturing relationships for future involvement
  • Recruit volunteers to help with fundraising activities


  • Create two new larger-scale events for individuals and groups to take part in, tailored to our fundraisers’ needs and locations, as well as gaps in our calendar
  • Promote existing events to increase participation
  • Co-manage larger-scale events in terms of increasing participation, attendee management, logistics, communications, follow-up
  • Evaluate effectiveness of events
  • Work on events alongside community groups, attending where appropriate


  • Promote and organise Booster Box scheme arranging gifts for children
  • Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards in fundraising activities
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest fundraising trends and best practices to ensure the charity’s fundraising efforts are effective and successful
  • Promote regular giving scheme
  • Manage database of volunteers and donors in line with appropriate legal policies

About You

  • Proven experience in community fundraising, with a track record of generating income and developing relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team – we’re fully remote so you need to be used to working remotely
  • Knowledge of the latest fundraising trends and best practices
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Application Process

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Please submit your CV and cover letter, which should outline your experience and qualifications for the position, as well as your passion for our charity’s mission and goals. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place w/c 19th June.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £23,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Work from home


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • What do you think are the three most important parts of running an event?
  • Do you have an existing basic DBS check? (we can apply for one on your behalf if not)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in York

Application deadline: 18/06/2023
Expected start date: 01/08/2023

Please contact Charity Manager Phil Martinez via or 07596861689 for further details or to have an informal conversation about the role.